Distributed Solar: The Democratizaton of Energy
- Lenny Smith's CHAOS: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION This is a PDF version of Lenny Smith’s book of the same title, also available from Amazon.com
- Healthy Home Healthy Planet
- Team Andrew Weinberg Walking September 8th for the Jimmy Fund!
- AP Statistics: Sampling, by Michael Porinchak Twin City Schools
- Earth Family Beta MIchael Osborne’s blog on Science and the like
- Harvard's Project Implicit
- Brendon Brewer on Overfitting Important and insightful presentation by Brendon Brewer on overfitting
- Simon Wood's must-read paper on dynamic modeling of complex systems I highlighted Professor Wood’s paper in https://hypergeometric.wordpress.com/2014/12/26/struggling-with-problems-already-attacked/
- Professor David Draper
- GeoEnergy Math Prof Paul Pukite’s Web site devoted to energy derived from geological and geophysical processes and categorized according to its originating source.
- BioPython A collection of Python tools for quantitative Biology
- Gabriel's staircase
- The Keeling Curve: its history History of the Keeling Curve and Charles David Keeling
- Survey Methodology, Prof Ron Fricker http://faculty.nps.edu/rdfricke/
- Nadler Strategy, LLC, on sustainability Thinking about business, efficient and effective management, and business value
- Risk and Well-Being
- WEAPONS OF MATH DESTRUCTION, reviews Reviews of Cathy O’Neil’s new book
- American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
- Flettner Rotor Bruce Yeany introduces the Flettner Rotor and related science
- Tony Seba Solar energy, electric vehicle, energy storage, and business disruption professor and visionary
- Hermann Scheer Hermann Scheer was a visionary, a major guy, who thought deep thoughts about energy, and its implications for humanity’s relationship with physical reality
- Awkward Botany
- Prediction vs Forecasting: Knaub “Unfortunately, ‘prediction,’ such as used in model-based survey estimation, is a term that is often subsumed under the term ‘forecasting,’ but here we show why it is important not to confuse these two terms.”
- Label Noise
- Mrooijer's Numbers R 4Us
- All about models
- Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
- Busting Myths About Heat Pumps Heat pumps are perhaps the most efficient heating and cooling systems available. Recent literature distributed by utilities hawking natural gas and other sources use performance figures from heat pumps as they were available 15 years ago. See today’s.
- The Mermaid's Tale A conversation about biological complexity and evolution, and the societal aspects of science
- Charlie Kufs' "Stats With Cats" blog “You took Statistics 101. Now what?”
- Ted Dunning
- Thaddeus Stevens quotes As I get older, I admire this guy more and more
- Earth Family Alpha Michael Osborne’s blog (former Executive at Austin Energy, now Chairman of the Electric Utility Commission for Austin, Texas)
- Dr James Spall's SPSA
- "The Expert"
- Bob Altemeyer on authoritarianism (via Dan Satterfield) The science behind the GOP civil war
- ggplot2 and ggfortify Plotting State Space Time Series with ggplot2 and ggfortify
- Dominic Cummings blog Chief advisor to the PM, United Kingdom
- Beautiful Weeds of New York City
- Quotes by Nikola Tesla Quotes by Nikola Tesla, including some of others he greatly liked.
- "Perpetual Ocean" from NASA GSFC
- Why "naive Bayes" is not Bayesian Explains why the so-called “naive Bayes” classifier is not Bayesian. The setup is okay, but estimating probabilities by doing relative frequencies instead of using Dirichlet conjugate priors or integration strays from The Path.
- "Consider a Flat Pond" Invited talk introducing systems thinking, by Jan Galkowski, at First Parish in Needham, UU, via Zoom
- John Cook's reasons to use Bayesian inference
- Carl Safina's blog One of the wisest on Earth
- Number Cruncher Politics
- Earle Wilson
- Fear and Loathing in Data Science Cory Lesmeister’s savage journey to the heart of Big Data
- Higgs from AIR describing NAO and EA Stephanie Higgs from AIR Worldwide gives a nice description of NAO and EA in the context of discussing “The Geographic Impact of Climate Signals on European Winter Storms”
- Gavin Simpson
- The Carbon Cycle The Carbon Cycle, monitored by The Carbon Project
- Simple box models and climate forcing IMO one of Tamino’s best posts illustrating climate forcing using simple box models
- Jacobson WWS literature index
- "When Did Global Warming Stop" Doc Snow’s treatment of the denier claim that there’s been no warming for the most recent N years. (See http://hubpages.com/@doc-snow for more on him.)
- Interview with Wally Broecker Interview with Wally Broecker
- World Weather Attribution
- Bloomberg interactive graph on “What's warming the world''
- Exxon-Mobil statement on UNFCCC COP21
- Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature
- “Ways to [try to] slow the Solar Century''
- "Mighty Microgrids" Webinar This is a Webinar on YouTube about Microgrids from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), featuring New York State and Minnesota
- Paul Beckwith Professor Beckwith is, in my book, one of the most insightful and analytical observers on climate I know. I highly recommend his blog, and his other informational products.
- Thriving on Low Carbon
- David Appell's early climate science
- The Scientific Case for Modern Human-caused Global Warming
- Grid parity map for Solar PV in United States
- Climate impacts on retail and supply chains
- Dessler's 6 minute Greenhouse Effect video
- `Who to believe on climate change': Simple checks By Bart Verheggen
- "Betting strategies on fluctuations in the transient response of greenhouse warming" By Risbey, Lewandowsky, Hunter, Monselesan: Betting against climate change on durations of 15+ years is no longer a rational proposition.
- Tuft's Professor Kenneth Lang on the physical chemistry of the Greenhouse Effect
- Tell Utilities Solar Won't Be Killed Barry Goldwater, Jr’s campaign to push for solar expansion against monopolistic utilities, as a Republican
- Ricky Rood's “What would happen to climate if we (suddenly) stopped emitting GHGs today?
- NOAA Annual Greenhouse Gas Index report The annual assessment by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the radiative forcing from constituent atmospheric greenhouse gases
- "Climate science is setttled enough"
- Climate model projections versus observations
- Climate Change Denying Organizations
- Anti—Anti-#ClimateEmergency Whether to declare a climate emergency is debatable. But some critics have gone way overboard.
- "Lessons of the Little Ice Age" (Farber) From Dan Farber, at LEGAL PLANET
- Steve Easterbrook's excellent climate blog: See his "The Internet: Saving Civilization or Trashing the Planet?" for example Heavy on data and computation, Easterbrook is a CS prof at UToronto, but is clearly familiar with climate science. I like his “The Internet: Saving Civilization or Trashing the Planet” very much.
- The net average effect of a warming climate is increased aridity (Professor Steven Sherwood)
- Model state level energy policy for New Englad Bob Massie’s proposed energy policy for Massachusetts, an admirable model for energy policy anywhere in New England
- Updating the Climate Science: What path is the real world following? From Professors Makiko Sato & James Hansen of Columbia University
- "Warming Slowdown?" (part 2 of 2) The idea of a global warming slowdown or hiatus is critically examined, emphasizing the literature, the datasets, and means and methods for telling such. The second part.
- MIT's Climate Primer
- Wind sled Wind sled: A zero carbon way of exploring ice sheets
- Climate change: Evidence and causes A project of the UK Royal Society: (1) Answers to key questions, (2) evidence and causes, and (3) a short guide to climate science
- Climate at a glance Current state of the climate, from NOAA
- All Models Are Wrong Dr Tamsin Edwards blog about uncertainty in science, and climate science
- The HUMAN-caused greenhouse effect, in under 5 minutes, by Bill Nye
- Nick Bower's "Scared Scientists"
- Équiterre Equiterre helps build a social movement by encouraging individuals, organizations and governments to make ecological and equitable choices, in a spirit of solidarity.
- Rabett Run Incisive analysis of climate science versus deliberate distraction
- Warming slowdown discussion
- “The Irrelevance of Saturation: Why Carbon Dioxide Matters'' (Bart Levenson)
- Spectra Energy exposed
- The Green Plate Effect Eli Rabett’s “The Green Plate Effect”
- Climate Communication Hassol, Somerville, Melillo, and Hussin site communicating climate to the public
- Solar Gardens Community Power
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A proposal: Challenge for the Green New Deal
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On lamenting the state of the Internet or Web
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